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88' Ranger on 35's


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Howdy, I thought Id start a build thread showing what Im doing to the truck so far. Here's some pictures to start off with :D

The bed mounts were all rotten out at the front of the bed. I recently just fixed them today. The line looks a lot better :D

Here's another picture of the bed sagging a bit. All fixed now.
 
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Nice! I'll be watching this thread!

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looks like someone needs a little bit of a lift on this truck... i would imagine that if you flexed out on a speed bump you're tear a fender off
 

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Just a little trim and I recommend taking a bfh to the pinch weld seams on the firewall, it will save your tires.
 

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haha yeah i agree. as awesome as it looks all stuffed like that, it needs to go up to work lol
 

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Something I do kinda like is when the suspension is set up so you've got virtually no up travel, but gobs of droop, so it looks like this when youre on the road, and go flex out, show like 20" of travel!


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Nice! I'll be watching this thread!

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I am, 6.2. I take it your the same guy from the forumz? Got my Raptor and my Ranger :D
 

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looks like someone needs a little bit of a lift on this truck... i would imagine that if you flexed out on a speed bump you're tear a fender off
Lmao, I threw them on for the hell of it. Cant turn more then half an inch! :D Im in need of a suspension lift and minor fender trimming for sure duh :icon_confused: LoL

Had the tires laying around off my dd so I thought I'd throw them on some wheels and get them ready for the Ranger. With a 3" body lift I did not think the 35" bfg's would fit at all without touching the fenders! I laughed, looks cool but won't work worth crap unfortunately.. Im also a huge fan of the stock flares, don't really wanna hack them up yet! :icon_welder:

Ill keep everyone posted..
 

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Seeing you're truck gives me a idea of how much adjusting I will need to do on my 87'
 

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Does it have the 3" bl now?

Fwiw, I kinda wanna swap my 3"bl for a 4", I had to put bump stops on the rear, because I kept tearing my flares off when I stuffed the 33's, last time I measured, I think I had 13" of wheel travel in the rear...


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Does it have the 3" bl now?

Fwiw, I kinda wanna swap my 3"bl for a 4", I had to put bump stops on the rear, because I kept tearing my flares off when I stuffed the 33's, last time I measured, I think I had 13" of wheel travel in the rear...


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Its got a 3" body lift yea. The photo where the truck is in the shop with the old wheels it had the 3" body lift on it still. I've got big plans on opening up the flares while keeping the stock look of the flares. :icon_welder: Should be working on it next weekend. :D

For now I'm gonna try and run it *without a suspension lift* Just a 3" body lift while running 35" tires w/ 17" wheels. We'll see how everything turns out. For now I really wanna just be able to drive it.
 
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